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Fourth book in an amazing series; really ties it all together. Still left wanting more!! ( )
  bjoelle5 | Feb 10, 2016 |
I love the way Lowry weaved the settings of the three books before into this one. I've always been fascinated by the world Jonas came from, and it was equally fascinating revisiting that world again through the eyes of Claire, a lowly birthmother. Then we are taken to a world much like Kira's, full of people whom we would consider uneducated, but, unlike the village Kira came from, these people welcome Claire with warmth and love. And finally, we end up in Village, seven years after Matty gave his life to banish evil from the land. The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger were all small parts of one big world, and each book had not only its own rules of society, but its own feel. This book was able to bring all of that together, reminding those of us who love these books what it was like to be a part of Jonas', Kira's, and Matty's world. Son stands on its own as a wonderful novel, but Lowry was able to weave all four books together to create a satisfying ending to one of the best series I have ever read. ( )
  AngelClaw | Feb 8, 2016 |
Nice conclusion, bringing threads from the three previous books together. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
Narrated by Bernadette Dunne. Whether it's grave dystopia or an outside community of simple living, Dunne captures the ambience of both worlds and its inhabitants. A satisfying close to the series that began with "The Giver." ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This one wasn't quite what I had hoped for the finale of the series. It did a pretty good job of tying everything up but it wasn't very exciting. Well all in all it was good and didn't feel like a waste of time. It would be a fun story to let your kid read that would get their mind thinking. It was a fun series and one that most should give a chance. ( )
  MarandaNicole | Jan 27, 2016 |
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They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive?  She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.

Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

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Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.

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